Finally, Big Cat Mountain

I arrived at the trailhead and began the hike.  About 1/2 mile in I woke the heck up and realized I was on the wrong trail, returned to my car, drove a few miles and began the hike.  Not a good way to begin but after way too many false starts, I was not going […]

The Return of Racing

Share this story In what has been a very disruptive year so far it is a relief to see that some form of normality is being restored in the professional peloton. Racing has returned and is set to produce some interesting results. We have already seen the Tour of Poland kick off with a dramatic […]

Hike & How Not to Iron a Patch

8/2/2020 0 Comments Some butt hiking caused an opening in a pair of shorts.  Not wishing to dispose of the “seasoned” pair, I was ironing a patch over the opening while failing to realize the back of the iron was resting on the freaking shorts!  For gosh sakes you idiot!!! My so far fruitless search […]

Elephant Head!!!

We drove up Mount Hopkins Road, made a left on a forest service dirt road and followed it for 2.5 miles.  Actually drove past the trail head so turned around and found the small parking area.  Off the three of us went, first following a trail that rises and falls a couple of times prior […]

Ride London goes virtual

Share this story Last week, Ride London announced that they are going virtual for this year’s event. Of course, it won’t replicate the real deal, cycling 100 miles with thousands of other enthusiasts along closed roads and finishing on the Mall is an incredible experience. However, they are hoping that people will embrace the spirit […]

Little Cat Mountain

7/28/2020 0 Comments Began the day driving through for a breakfast sandwich as a hawk dined on another bird, nearby.  Headed to the west side of the Tucson Mountains, arriving at a trailhead at the top of Sarasota Road.  We were headed for the pass between Big and Little Cat Mountains.  Reaching a signed junction, […]


7/26/2020 0 Comments The 119,000 acre, Bighorn fire is out.  In anticipation of runoff, the washes are being cleared.  This one is across the street from me in Oro Valley.  Typically, it is packed with trees and brush but…. ….looking across to the mountains, rain has come and the forecast is for a bunch of […]

Keystone Peak Hike

As many know, I live at the base of the Catalinas but they are off limits, perhaps until early November because of the fire.  Also off the board is the Superstition Mountains.  There is a mountain range to the southwest called the Sierittas.  Never visited but did some research and discovered there is a way […]

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